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e threw pipe bombs out of the car. he was -- they just call him in montana. >> that is great. >> he is wanted for allegedly throwing homemade bombs. the targets were a sheriff's detective can the deputy and his third target was his ex- girlfriend. the search for stored is over and the 24 hour patrol is no longer needed. >> i feel even more better. >> he defends himself against a domestic violence charge by his ex-girlfriend and ask for donations from his father.
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he wrote i do not have a chance for justice. i might as well commit some crimes. i should least have some fun. >> he did not hurt anybody but it is good the cockerham. >> we are awaiting a press conference at the stafford county sheriff's office. in just under an hour. atf will take over this case and becomes a federal case or the authorities might want to keep him in montana. for allegedly going after their own officers and putting their lives on the line. >> we will continue to collect the details on the story. it is on the home page of >> police sgt. johnny riley has
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been indicted. he shot a handcuffed suspect and they suspect is paralyzed from the waist down. >> there is a lot of work to do in sandy's aftermath. there is still a mess at this of work to still be done. as you travel around the area, it was not hard to hear the buzz of the chain saws as the crews worked to chalk up big trees like this one. they came down in the storm. this tree went down and caused a lot of damage. when sandy blew in, down with this huge tree. this is the damage and the mess
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it left behind. >> i feel so sorry. this is more damage. >> no one was hurt but people in this neighborhood are waiting for help in the person of tree cutters to come in and hall of this big oak. halfthey were they were busy today. the order of the day was taking down these trees. >> [inaudible] it was not [inaudible] and still come down. >> this is a great thing. was not hard finding limbs and trees. >> that is nature and -- [inaudible] >> this is a sign of the day.
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motorists were assigned. chopped up, throughout my and -- threw out and cleaned up the mess. while the folks here wait to have this tree removed, better news for people without power. pepco has is customers on power. thefor others, the lights will be back on some time tonight. >> moref the damage in the northeastern u.s.. many communities are still waiting for the flood waters to go down. people in new york city are heading back to work. there are long lines waiting for buses because of the crippled transportation system. we have more on that from the satellite center. >> one estimate has damage from the super star running as high
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as $50 billion. that could make sandy the second costliest storm. there are some areas waiting for help to arrive. three days later, the death toll continues to decline. the national guard rules and to an area where 20,000 are standard. >> we do not have that much food. >> further south natural gas leaks from destroyed homes. crews have not been able to get here to turn off the gas. >> we never really expected this to be this bad. >> we're awed and humbled by nature's destructive power. we mourn the loss of so many people. our hearts go out to those who have lost their loved ones. >> parts of new york city remained paralyzed. lines for buses seemed unending. traffic is worse as police and
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forced three passenger car pool requirements. some drivers running outg to fill up. >> this is my last time. >> some subway service did return and laguardia reopened and power will be back on to all of manhattan by saturday. >> amtrak is restarting service from new york city two. south and held to announce service north of the city soon. the new york city marathon will go on as scheduled and that has created some controversy as ramiyarunners will go by parts hit by the storm. >> let's go by the weather today. >> clouds have been hanging around for most of the day. how long will these chilly temperatures be sticking around? >> i think the cooler temperatures, a good week or so
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more around the region. 50 degrees and still cloudy. we had sunshine earlier today but it went away. the clouds will be here throughout the night. the radar shows patches of light rain. we still have a couple of disturbances to deal with and that will keep this cloudy. breezy and sum patches of light rain. upper 40's to the lower 50's. overnight it looks like we will be in the 30's. tomorrow morning back to another cloudy start. more in a couple of minutes. >> we have some new developments to report tonight in the sex abuse scandal. the former president of the university is facing charges. he is one of three people accused of covering up for jerry sandusky. we have more on these newest
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charges. >> he said he's not guilty of the cover charges and some accusing top corporate of trying to settle a personal score. the governor's office says, " sounds like the ranting of a desperate man who just got indicted." jerry sandusky was moved. the former president of the university is facing critical charges. prosecutors allege that he helped cover up jerry sandusky's tel abuse for years. >> this case is about three powerful and influential man who held positions at the very top of one of the most prestigious universities in the nation. three men who use their positions at penn state to conceal and cover up for years the activities of a known child
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predator. >> new charges were filed against the former athletic director and the retired vice president, gary schultze. both were arrested for perjury and failure to properly report the suspected child abuse. >> this was not a mistake by these men. it was not an oversight. it was not missed judgment. >> attorney-general claim these men allowed sandusky to use university facilities and obstructed attempts by police to investigate. >> this was a conspiracy of silence by top officials working to conceal the truth. with total disregard for the children. >> aldermen we're talking about here have denied the accusations. that they concealed allegations against sandusky to protect the university and its legendary football program from bad publicity.
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>> thank you. we have learned that michael bloomberg is endorsing president obama. the president is back on the campaign trail in three battleground states after a three-day break because of superstarorm sandy. he said mitt romney is not the agent of change he claims to be. the president will hold a rally in colorado. >> mitt romney made campaign stops across virginia. he argued that country needs a president that understands. he said he is the candidate who does. we will have more details from the campaign trail of both candidates. >> no information on a high- profile robbery. we will see how police are investigating. >> thewe are live in
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national. we will take into the red carpet at the cma awards. later at we had a good group of people. good group of employees out there. this was a booming place. and mitt romney and bain capital turned it in to a junk yard. i was suddenly, 60 years old. i had no health care.
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mainly i was thinking t about my family. how am i going to take care of my family. he promised us the same things he's promising the united states. and he'll give you the same thing he gave us. nothing. anncr: priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising.
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>> the jeep got stuck at the top of a 14-foot high border fence. ramps did not work as planned. they fled back to mexico leading the vehicle behind. and the ramps and unidentified contraband. let's get back to the effects of hurricane sandy. >> there was not flooding -- no flooding or tidal damage. severwe have more on the aftermath. >> depending on where you go in this county macy sel-- you may see
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snow totals of 3 feet. this is in an area accustomed to winter storms but not this early. it looks more like january and early november. more than 2 feet of snow was on the ground. the result of the mega-storm. the snowstorm is leaving thousands in the dark. 80% is still without electricity. pamela schmidt is depending on a wood stove to keep warm. she bought a generator yesterday. >> we run it a while at a time to keep the refrigerator cold. >> a few local gas stations have many people getting fuel for their generator. power crews are out preparing lines. this truck was on the main road. it will take longer to get to the outlying area where justin
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tarrant lives. >> we are stranded back in the woods. >> cabin fever but david bosley helped his church, with branches. he may be without electricity for week. >> i have a generator, i am lucky. where are all lucky. it is really bad. >> governor o'malley came to her here today. his biggest concern, senior citizens and the disabled. the maryland department of emergency management agency has moved in to this agency to -- area to get things back to normal. >> this is one of the strangest parts of the storm system.
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>> it does not happen too often. not in the 36 have been working here. f-- i have been working here. >> if you look closely there were patches of blue. it quickly went away as the clouds took over. this is mostly mid-level clouds keeping the cool temperatures here. some sprinkles of light rain. 0.07 of an inch of rain. there were few patches of light rain in the -- and temperatures in the 40's to low 50's. 54 at quantico, 56 in fredericksburg. we're in a 50's in washington. overnight it will get colder. you'll see a steady drop tonight through the overnight. 37 for the average temperature.
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it will be cloudy. we cannot rule out a sprinkle or few flurries. nothing more than that. cool weather and unseasonably cool south through the carolinas and a pocket of air, the leftover of the circulation in the great lakes. even though the circulation is to the north, we have some upper air disturbances. he might be able to pick out some rotating through here. it is definitely breezy tomorrow and saturday. one of those pieces of energy is ripping through and we have some sprinkles and showers. we could have a few flurries but sunshine will wait until the weekend for all this to the south and we get into this air mass, not really any warmer but ity air and it will feature some sunshine. here is the way the computer model assimilates the atmosphere. lots of clouds through the day. some snow showers possible in
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the mountains and you see the darkening here and the clearing skies. that is where we're hopeful even though it is breezy and cool there will be some sunshine as we head through the weekend. parley? maros partly to mostly cloudy. and mostly cloudy during the day. breezy into saturday and partly cloudy skies. saturday night we fall blackback. the computer models suggesting there could be a storm system that could bring rain to parts of the east coast wednesday and thursday. >> thank you. see you shortly. coming up, a war being waged between some local business owners. >> this is over a drug. the squabble over spice. >> we have a review of
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pamela howze: it just seems like such an... infringement on our lives. how dare they step into my life that way. it's none of their business. he's trying to restrict us again. he's taking us backwards. george allen is the last thing we need in washington. anncr: the democratic senatorial campaign comeemittee is... responsible for the content of this advertising.
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>> a warehouse with a long history is in ruins after a two alarm fire. >> firefighters worked all night to knock down the flames. we have the latest on the investigation. >> firefighters were still on the scene pouring water on a section of this florida avenue warehouse district that caught fire last night. the fire went to a second alarm after breaking out in a warehouse wholesale store around 10:00 p.m. >> the owner's wife was distraught insisting their store past government inspections and there were no electrical problems that could have caused the fire.
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>> i cannot get in. >> pepco shut off power to the section. >> we are closed and we lost customers. >> the florida avenue district is home to dozens of mainly immigrant business that provide restaurants with food and street vendors with merchandise. the fire department said on the scene because of difficulty reaching certain spot. >> we still have some hot spots that we're heading. we're trying to figure out what happened. >> even after the fire fighters leave the scene, when can store owners go back into their store? some of the buildings are structurally compromised. >> much more ahead at 5:00 p.m. including new accusations of
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improper practices when it comes to running the area airport. >> a group of friends [ mitt romney ] there are two very different paths the country can te. one is a path represented by the president, which, at the end of four years, it'd mean we'd have $20 trillion in debt.
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i'll get people back to work with 12 million new jobs. i'm gonna make sure that we get people off of food stamps ot by cutting the program but by getting them good jobs. i'll work with you. i'll lead you in an open and honest way and to make sure that we all together maintain america as the hope of the earth. i'm'm mitt romney, and i approve this message.
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we had a good group of people. good group of employees out there. this was a booming place. and mitt romney and bain capital turned it in to a junk yard. i was suddenly, 60 years old. i had no health care. mainly i was thinking about my family. how am i going to take care of my family. he promised us the same things he's promising the united states. and he'll give you the same thing he gave us. nothing.
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anncr: priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. this is abc 7 news at 5:00 p.m. on your side. >> police believe the suspect to viciously beat and robbed a capitol hill man are linked to numerous other attacks. >> they said they were charged with attacking a man and leaving him with severe damage. -- brain damage. >> the five individuals are believed to be responsible for a
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string of robberies and her rhetoric attacks. -- horrific attacks. the attack left the husband and father in a coma for days with severe brain damage. >> the nature of violence, it is disturbing. there is traumatic brain injury and his life will never be the same. >> the violent beating traumatized capitol hill. >> i do not want to be hurt. >> police arrested two teenagers and a 21-year-old man. this surveillance video of someone tried to use his credit card to buy gas led them to the suspects but investigators have made two more arrests. >> a different combination may have gone out and an additional robberies'. >> the trio and two of their pals are responsible for nine vicious attacks and robberies across the district, police believe. >> others have been groups of
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people stomping them. we have had some cases where people suffered serious injury. >> so residents are relieved that police have made arrests. some are convinced there is a new trend among the criminal element. it is no longer content just to rub it aims to maim. >> there is a lot of anger. they become a target. >> residents are so concerned about -- the mayor is asking the council to beef up the penalties for robbery where a vicious attack is included. >> a federal audit has revealed more problems with the metropolitan washington airports authority. executives exactedaccepted gifts like super bowl tickets.
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>> while the criticisms and issues raised have been unpleasant to hear and will require hard work to address, we appreciate their interest and guidance. we know they share our goal of making the airport authority a better organization. >> the audit does credit the authority for implementing reforms in recent months. >> time for a look at the other top stories. new york city airports are open and the subway is back in limited service. clean up and recovery from the storm that killed 75 people and caused billions in damages under way. >> the man accused of pipe bomb attacks and has been arrested in montana. lawrence stewart was during pipe bombs out of his car and led police on a chase. >> charges have been filed
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against the university's president. prosecutors filed charges against the retired vice president and athletic director. the virginia governor is dealing with two burglaries. someone broke into beach homes that the governor and his family owned and stole televisions. no arrests have been made. >> it is a big night for country music fans across the nation. the 46th annual country western music association awards will be handed out. >> it is a star-studded event. we have our own star on the red carpet. we have a preview of tonight's's show. >> it is music city's most and elegant night.
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>> trying to pick little things and figure out things that could possibly make the performance across better on tv and in the arena. >> the audience is a who's who of mega stars. country's darling is riding high and she is only female up for entertainer of the year. >> this is such an amazing feeling of celebration and joy and appreciation. >> leading the pack of nominees -- up for five awards. it is the fifth year in a row that the show is hosted by gary kenwood -- carrie underwood. >> she has become the protector.
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i go off and get a little goofy. will hogue is hoping to take home the trophy for some of the year. snagging his first cma awards. >>♪ >> that is from nashville. the cma awards began at 7:00 p.m. and you can join us for news at 11:00 p.m. time for a check on the thursday evening commute. we have the details. >> we're seeing delays 95 south bound near the fairfax county parkway. and on and off near stafford. a crash blocking the left lane.
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southbound, a serious crash blocking the to left lanes. before montrose road and further north, we're seeing some on and off delays. the blaze began in virginia. toward the 270 spur. our live delays toward route 7. that is the latest. back to you. >> coming up, you have lost the weight but can you keep it off? some researchers say that you need -- we need to do to make it work -- what you need to do to make it work. >> i have a preview of "flight" next. >> the d.c. city council is thinking about summer. a proposal that would bar som
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>> you will have to buckle yourself in for this weekend was
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a big premiere. >> denville washington -- denzel washington is back with a new movie. we have a review of "flight." >> this is a great movie but it will not be the in-flight movie. denzel makes a movie people pay attention. >> we got a jammed stabilize or something. >> "flight" begins with one of the most harrowing special effects, recreations of an airplane in trouble that you will ever want to watch. denzel washington has the controls and somehow land is malfunctioning machine in spite
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of his darkest secrets. he drinks. and abuses drugs. nadand lands this airplane drug. >> it was proven that your intoxication was the cause of the death of four passengers who are looking at manslaughter. >> "flight" roars to a operatic ending. a great, tension-filled drama. it is the weekend. the best that along with "argo" and "the sessions." next week brings "lincoln" and "skyfall." i could not take my eyes off it. >> you'll want to drive to your next vacation. >> i might stay at home.
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it is quite a movie and quite a special effects extravaganza. it works out really good. stuff is turning around. have a nice weekend. >> how many cheers are there? there are a lot. washington is full of infidelity, and you study says. >> a battle over a [inaudible] that is ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male
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>> a feud is willing over -- boiling over. >> a handful of shop owners selling the drug vs. those who are against it. >> at classic cigars and british goodies -- they are packaging
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and selling a legal alternative. the store sold beer and wine. they sell spice. >> i choose to smoke this and drink this. >> smoking the synthetic drug produces a high. two years ago, federal regulators banned several chemicals in the original spiced formula. manufacturers keep changing the chemicals in order to skirt the law. >> i am beyond frustrated. >> other shop owners say spice is ruining the downtown. >> it has been horrible. it is like a drive through. it is the spice drive through. >> they say customers loiter and smoke the drug in front of their shop. >> they're making a choice to purchase it. >> the owner has collected
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hundreds of signatures from people supporting his right to sell it. including bankers and an fbi agent. the store said its own policy of selling the drug to adults who show id. >> moments after buying some spice, these adult brothers share their struggle. >> if you do not have your world is ending. it is a very addictive. he uses it everyday. >> while it is legal it does not mean it is harmless. frederick memorial hospital has seen a significant jump in emergency room patients as young as middle schoolers because of spice. >> we're not sure what it is. >> police and lawmakers are working on a better way to ban the drug. >> i would like to see this go away. >> crier river.
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build a bridge and get over it. >> they're expecting to approve a resolution and ask the state to ban the drug. >> the nationwide meningitis break has claimed a third life in meningitis -- in virginia. a new federal report shows the compound that produced the injections had 43 tests showing contamination in rooms that are supposed to be sterile. the sister company has issued a nationwide recall of all its products. >> we have the key to losing weight and keeping it off. people need to learn to avoid regaining lost pounds before losing them. after the weight comes off people tend to stop practicing the changes they made. after stopping a diet program, people put back 30% to 50% of
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the weight if they do not know how to maintain weight loss and had of time. >> the nation's capital is higher in a dubious category. based on rankings of the number of single women who are seeking married man on the ashley madison site. >> another story about dupont circle. there will be shutting down several roads in about an hour. crews will close off streets surrounding 17th and church streets for the annual race. this year, sandy forced to be delayed. it will run from seven until nine tonight. >> let's see what is coming up
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at 6:00 p.m. >> we have a look ahead. >> we have a story tonight about a massachusetts man who allegedly planned to use model airplanes packed with explosives. he was targeting the pentagon and the capitol. what federal agents did to prevent that attack. we will talk about how the man behind the plot will be punished. we will update you on developments from the campaign trail when we see you at 6:00 p.m. >> doug hill would like to see the sun as well. >> saturday will not be crystal clear but we have had virtually no sunshine the past few days. a few showers as well. taking a live look at the boardwalk in delaware. it looks pretty good. sadly, '60s60 or 70 miles north
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is horrendous. some clouds in the area. it will take awhile to get rid of this. a couple of disturbances in the hemisphere. if you like showers around the area and maybe tomorrow morning a few light sprinkles and some flurries as the upper air disturbance goes through. generally cloudy anovernight. setting the stage for a sprinkle or a flurry later on. for g-8 -- 48 to 55 is the range of temperatures. another chilly day. some improvements over the weekend. we fall back one hour to standard time and drier air weather and cooler and breezier weather over the weekend. nice and chile with partly sunny skies.
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we review october and talk about the trends and what is coming up. >> thank you. >> they are young and make a lot of mistakes. they are a favorite. mike shanahan has challenged his ballclub to stay focused and play some football. everyone is comparing the quarterbacks. they have -- this is a comparison they have tried to avoid. >> he can't duck thtee comparisons to cam newton. >> it is not my job to fight off the comparisons. it will happen. >> he won the heisman trophy.
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he set rookie records. palying back to back 400-yard plus games. while theyre similar reason there are some differences. teammates say these are two different quarterbacks. >> they are dual threat quarterbacks. >> this is november 1. let's take a look back at
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october. the suns mascot turned his suit in for a clown suit. thhere comes some of the players in the arena. nothing fazes them. he has got to get better. put on the gorilla suit, come back. >>
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>> some disturbing accusations iinvolving a loudoun county man and his time on facebook.
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>> no matter how many times a parent has heard a rap adults trying to lure children online is different what happens at home. marjorie pratt's daughter attends a school where robert ray when looking for young girls on facebook. >> i am relieved he is behind bars. >> according to the sheriff's office, last month a former employee of the department of homeland security went online posing as a student and friend and a female student and solicited sexual activity, asking her to go on skype for sexual reasons. he did this with upwards of 70 students at mercer and another middle school. one positive take away is the moment the kids recognized
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something was not quite right there reported it immediately. >> it is always condition red when it comes to this kind of thing. >> i think they are somewhat aware. he is charged with five counts of the -- using a computer to solicit a child under 15. this seems to bring only temporary relief. >> that will do it here for us. abc 7 news at 6:00 p.m. starts now. >> this is abc 7 news at 6:00 p.m. on your side. >> fourthepleading guilty to bank fraud. the jail time he might serve
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amounts to 3 weekends. >> brown is about to be sentenced. this is what the prosecutors wanted. >> under the sentencing guidelines, they could have recommended anything between zero days in jail and six months. they wanted the former council chairman to do some time but not a lot. >> it seems a little unfair. he should get more for that. >> reactions were all over the place to the sentencing recommendations. he resigned as d.c. council chairman last june and pleaded guilty to felony bank fraud. admitting he lied and cooked up false paperwork to get personal loans. the u.s. attorney called for six days of incarceration to be served on weekends followed by three years of supervisoed


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